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Catch the Next Wave in Recycling
New Recycling Bins are Making Waves
N
ew from Leafield Environmental is the Finbin® Wave series,
a stylish recycling/waste bin
collection that is proving ideal in
many locations such as shopping
malls, airport terminals, galleries,
museums, hotels, entertainment
complexes, etc.
The wave series comprises three styles
of bin… Single, Double and Triple. Each
is available with open top or with an
optional arched cover for outdoor use.
Manufactured in brushed, 430 stainless
steel, wave bins are also available with
a powder coat finish on galvanised
steel. Top aperture plates come in
stainless or metallic black and are
hinged to allow easy access for servicing. Optional, WRAP compliant recycling labels identify the waste streams
handled and shaped aperture masks heavy footfall locations where functionality is as important as the Wave bin’s
further help identification.
Waste is collected in plastic sacks, held undoubted style.
in place with pivoted sack retention
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frames and with 100 litre capacity under
each aperture, Wave bins are ideal for
Second Acquisition by Nationwide
F
ollowing recent announcement
of the purchase of Reflekt,
Nationwide Window Cleaning
Group (NWC), the UK’s largest
window, gutter and high-level
cleaning business with a £14m
turnover, has bought Electromec one
of its key suppliers. Electromec is a
national provider of cradle and
access testing services and employs
30 people. Its customers include
Manchester
Airport,
Liverpool
Airport, Knight Frank and the NHS.
The acquisition will further broaden
NWC’s portfolio of services to
electrical installations and fall arrest
systems, complementing its highlevel cradle and abseil work. NWC
plans to continue to grow the
customer base for mechanical and
electrical services and is looking to
hire additional staff.
NWC has appointed Joe Read as
Operations Director to head up the
division, reporting to Thornton Tasker,
CEO. Joe has a wealth of experience
in Facilities Services, having worked at
senior level for a number of major
players in the industry. Steve Seager,
a NWC employee for 20 years has
moved across from the window cleaning
business to become Development
Director for Electromec. Steve will be
supporting Joe in the growth of the new
acquisition. He has already worked
closely with Electromec providing an
integrated offering to some of his major
clients in recent years.
Steve Seager said; “I am delighted to
assist in developing a solid, respected
business I already know well. Our aim
is to double the size of Electromec in the
next couple of years. So many of our
clients need Electromec’s services and
are already enthusiastic about NWC
becoming a one-stop-shop for them.”
The acquisition has been supported by
BGF, the UK’s most active investor in
small and mid-sized companies in the
UK, has now invested a total of £4.5m
into NWC. The funding has been used
to support growth through investment
in fleet, plant and equipment, IT
operating systems and staff.
NWC plans to continue to explore future
acquisitions in the abseil, pressure
washing and high level maintenance
sectors.
For further information on NWC: 0845
208 0010 – info@nwc-gcroup.co.uk
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